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Continuous Goal Scoring Progression

As the year progresses I like to add more functional activities to replace purely technical exercises. Not only do the players enjoy activities that are game related more I've also seen a greater transfer of training when I use them.

I prefer drills, exercises and games that are progressive; moving from low pressure to full pressure. They allow the player to have initial success but then be challenged by the ever increase pressure of

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3 v 3 with Quick Transition

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity is a 3 v 3 game with quick transition.

Start with a 40 x 25 grid with 4 foot wide goals on each end line. There is a 3 v 3 match up in the middle and each team has a second group of 3 behind their defensive end line.


The teams in the middle play a regular small sided game. The one exception is when a team gts scored upon, the team that gave up the

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3v3+3 Possession Game to improve Strength

By Alex Trukan

The following practice is aimed at developing functional football strength. It is a modification of a classical 6v3 possession game which is designed to further develop core strength needed in shielding and protecting the ball situations. It is physically demanding practice which makes the players working using mainly anaerobic energy system. Apart from that, it also challenges their ball control and retention skills under the pressure from the opponent.

Set-Up and Directions

Organise an area of approximately 20x25 yards. Divide the

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3v3 Wave Conditioning Practice

By Alex Trukan This modification of 3v3 game involves transition scenario. That places conditioning demand on both attacking and defending players. Regardless the decision made by central striker upon receiving the ball, supporting players have to make forward runs on full speed. Also defenders are required to make quick recovery runs. Players are encouraged to

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3v3 Small-Sided Game To Train Goalkeepers

Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity is a game working on positioning, communication, shot blocking , distribution and much more.

Start with a 40 x 30 field with full sized goals and a mid field line.  There is a keeper in each goal and 2 attacking players and 1 defending player in each half.

One keeper starts with the ball.  He can play to

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3v3 Small-Sided Game to Goal

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity is a 3 v 3 game to one goal.

Start with a 40 x 30 grid with a goal in the middle made up on cones or flags.  A keeper is in the goal and a server is off the field with some balls.  There are 3 players for each team

Each team is assigned an attacking side of field and that is the

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2v2 Progressing Into a 3v3 To Goal

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity is a 2 v 1 turning into a 3 v 3 to goal.  There are similar type of activities in the book Brazilian Soccer Coaching by Mauricio Marques.

This activity uses half a field broken into 3 sections.  Assuming the half field is 58 yards long one section is from the midfield line 20 yards in.  The second section is from that section to the top of the 18 and the third section is from the 18 to the goal.

In section 1 there will be 2 attacking midfielders vs 1 defending

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